A man's best friend has no chance of being the maid of honor after possibly ruining their owners' wedding.
Chickie the golden retriever stayed home last Thursday while Donato Frattaroli and his fiancee Magda Mazri finished finalizing paperwork for their wedding at Boston City Hall.
When the couple returned home, they found Frattaroli's The US passport wasn't on the counter where he left it.
“I looked at Chickie's bed and I was like, ‘Oh, my passport doesn't belong in there,'” Frattaroli told ABC News. Good morning America On Monday.
The one-and-a-half-year-old pup, who was named after a chicken cutlet, left several pages of Frattaroli's passport chewed up and torn.
Frattaroli and Mazri were scheduled to get married in Boston next Thursday and fly to Italy for their wedding reception the next day. But that's in jeopardy after Chickie almost ate Frattaroli's passport.
“She kind of knew what she was doing,” Frattaroli said. “And suddenly she got really snuggly, kind of like her head on her lap.”
The couple have contacted the offices of Congressman Stephen Lynch and Senator Ed Markey, hoping they can help expedite the process to get Frattaroli a new passport in time for his flight and wedding.
“I'm just a little bit stressed,” Frattaroli said WCVB on Sunday, adding that the politicians' offices had been “very responsive”.
“At least with me and the State Department, they have been in contact to try and expedite things and get a new passport. Fingers crossed and I hope everything goes well.”
Mazri, who has been planning her wedding in Italy for 18 months, called Chickie “a really well-behaved dog” and said she's “optimistic it'll work out.”
Should that not be the case, Mazri said she would still travel to Italy with 100 friends and family for the reception, while Frattaroli would be forced to stay home with Chickie.
When asked if the incident involving Chickie, where the chewed passport happened, was the final test before they tie the knot, Mazri said, “Yes, for better or for worse.”
“It's getting worse right now,” she said.
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